Updated: Apr 1
This may be a question that comes to mind for those that are new into purchasing their first golf cart. Would you buy a gas or electric golf car? Both of these have many upsides to them but the key thing comes down to your applications and your preference.
Generally, the initial cost of an electric golf car will be slightly more than a gas when you first purchase one, but after factoring the cost of gas and maintenance, the gas golf car would cost more over time, but keep in mind that if you have an electric golf car you must make sure you take care good care of the batteries otherwise you may be forking up some money for several expensive batteries.
Whether you're looking for an electric or gas golf car, they are both great cars, it's just a matter of what you're trying to accomplish from it. Many people choose the electric golf car due to it being very quiet and better for the environment and it is allowed at more places. In the other hand, if you're planning an all day golf trip or using it over night, a gas might be better for you since it can travel five times the distance of electric before having to refill. Also, the gas will also perform much better on rough terrain and steep inclines and they are 3 times more powerful than the electric golf cars.
In the end, choose based on what preferences you need and like and before making a purchase, please check with your community or golf course to make sure it's allowed first, because the last thing you don't want is buying something and having to return it somehow, wasting alot of time and money. Hope that helps.